Counsel Removal Denied for Delay and Lack of Conflict

The Orphans’ Court denied removal of executor’s counsel after the first and final account for an estate had been filed, because the petition was brought over 5 years after counsel began representing the executor, making the objection waived, and an objection to the account for the reasonableness of attorney fees did not create a conflict (requiring removal) under Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 1.7(a).  Thouron Estate (No. 1), 3 Fid.Rep.3d 435 (O.C. Chester 10/9/2013) (Opinion by Tunnell, J.)

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